Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Plainfield Prior to Furnace Repair

It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade and prepare for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Regular furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 815-768-6656 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.